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Direct Sales OK Baked Into Nevada's $1.3 Billion Incentive Deal With Tesla

weilawei Re:Why is this legal in the U.S.? (149 comments)

As an American, I also find it really fucked up.

about two weeks ago
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$10 Bet Brings Researchers Closer to Industrial Scale Graphene Production

weilawei Re:what ? (74 comments)

So we need gambling parlors instead of smoking lounges. ;) Clearly, that will stimulate scientific achievement!

about two weeks ago
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Private Police Intelligence Network Shares Data and Targets Cash

weilawei Re:Undercover cop issue a non argument. (142 comments)

In January last year, David hired himself and his top trainers out as a roving private interdiction unit for the district attorney’s office in rural Caddo County, Okla. Working with local police, Desert Snow contract employees took in more than $1 million over six months from drivers on the state’s highways, including Interstate 40 west of Oklahoma City. Under its contract, the firm was allowed to keep 25 percent of the cash.

about two weeks ago
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GSOC Project Works To Emulate Systemd For OpenBSD

weilawei Re:Oh well ... (314 comments)

s/ignoring log corruption/fixing log corruption/

about two weeks ago
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GSOC Project Works To Emulate Systemd For OpenBSD

weilawei Re:Oh well ... (314 comments)

Not much chance of successful management when his idea of ignoring log corruption is to IGNORE it. Yes, literally, ignore it. Feature, not bug. In Poettering's own words,

Yupp, journal corruptions result in rotation, and when reading we try to make the best of it. they are nothing we really need to fix hence.

This guy shouldn't be allowed anywhere NEAR system software!

about two weeks ago
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Scientists Find Traces of Sea Plankton On ISS Surface

weilawei Re:Obligatory (117 comments)

For once, they really are over us.

about a month ago
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Gas Cooled Reactors Shut Down In UK

weilawei Re:Jaw dropping (120 comments)

From Telegraph:

EDF expects to miss its own deadline for deciding whether to build Britain’s first new nuclear plant in a generation, the Telegraph can disclose.

The French energy giant announced in October that it planned to take a final investment decision on the £16bn Hinkley Point C plant by July, after striking a landmark subsidy deal with government.

But it now believes that an ongoing European Commission investigation into whether the subsidies are illegal state aid will not be fully resolved until autumn, forcing its decision on the Somerset plant back until then.

The delay could threaten EDF’s plans to deliver first power from the plant in 2023 – a timescale it had said was “subject to a final investment decision by July 2014”.

EDF has been at pains to insist it can deliver Hinkley “on time and on budget”, despite its Flamanville reactor in France being dogged by cost blowouts and years of delays.

From EDF:

6 May 14
Phase II preparatory works begin on site

At this phase of the project these works help to prepare the site ahead of the main construction following a final investment decision. These initial works include the construction of roundabouts, temporary construction roads and drainage works, all of which are reversible. Visit our community hub to see the planned works.

They appear to be building housing and beefing up the roads, but a final investment decision appears to have been postponed.

about a month and a half ago
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New NSA-Funded Code Rolls All Programming Languages Into One

weilawei Re:You have n programming languages... (306 comments)

Apologies to you, AC, for hijacking your highly upvoted comment.

We appear to have something rather serious at work here. A registered user (jelIomizer, the second 'L' is actually an 'i' character or some Unicode variant) posted over 28 posts (all MyCleanPC spam) in under 6 minutes on this article--something neither you or I can do. This smacks of a slashcode bug or admin collusion.

For reference...

Oh yeah, hello to all the friendly NSA propaganda operatives out there. Go fuck yourself.

about a month and a half ago
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New NSA-Funded Code Rolls All Programming Languages Into One

weilawei Re: How to get rid of the robot spam ? (306 comments)

That's fine and wonderful, but some of us browse at -1 because some people make great points as an AC. This sort of spamming blatantly denies those people a voice.

about a month and a half ago
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New NSA-Funded Code Rolls All Programming Languages Into One

weilawei Re:How to get rid of the robot spam ? (306 comments)

What I really want to know is... how the fuck does a registered user post over 20+ posts in under 6 minutes without being filtered by the "you must wait X minutes" filter. This smacks of a slashcode exploit or editor collusion. I'm a registered user with Excellent karma, and I can't post anywhere NEAR that fast.

about a month and a half ago
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New NSA-Funded Code Rolls All Programming Languages Into One

weilawei Re:Urgently needed for /. --- An 'un-friend' featu (306 comments)

Allowing blatant spam to drown AC comments is likely the goal. Still not sure how Jellomizer posts over 20 (20+!!!) posts in under 6 minutes even IF they had excellent karma. This smacks of a slashcode bug or editor collusion. Normal users won't suffer because of the karma bonus, but affected users will include any ACs making relevant points. Allowing the spam to continue unabated will simply result in controversial viewpoints (held legitimately, posted AC to preserve reputation) being drowned out. For further reference, google Forum Slide.

about a month and a half ago
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New NSA-Funded Code Rolls All Programming Languages Into One

weilawei Jellomizer (306 comments)

Jellomizer has multiple posts all dated with 7:12 PM. Now, as a Slashdot member over the years, with excellent karma, I can't even post that fast, regardless of what I'm posting. What allows Jellomizer, without the consent of the editors/admins, to post spam repeatedly, without any time delay?

about a month and a half ago
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Which Is Better, Adblock Or Adblock Plus?

weilawei Re:None of them. (436 comments)

Betelgeuse! Betelgeuse! Betelgeuse!

about 2 months ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

weilawei Re:Radicalization (868 comments)

Flamebait? Talk about poltically motivated shills...

about 2 months ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

weilawei Re:Radicalization (868 comments)

You are full of shit. What the fuck has gotten into Slashdot? The numbers show the Israelis to be the aggressors. You'd think that, having lived through a genocide, they wouldn't attempt to do the same to another people.

2008 cease-fire. Look at the number of rocket and mortar *launches*. The cease-fire was honored by the Palestinians. Israel went over the border and killed 6 Hamas members, violating the cease-fire.

On 4 November 2008, the IDF made an incursion at least 250 meters into the Gaza Strip searching for a tunnel, claiming it was intended for the capture of Israeli soldiers and that it intended to continue with the truce, calling the raid a "pinpoint operation".[33] Hamas and, according to an allegation by Dr. Robert Pastor, one IDF source maintained that it was for defensive purposes.[34] As six Hamas fighters were killed,[4][35] Hamas stated that the attack was a "massive breach of the truce".[36]

This year, the Israeli president announces that they can never relinquish control of the West Bank. Meaning they will not accept a sovereign Palestinian state.

"I think the Israeli people understand now what I always say: that there cannot be a situation, under any agreement, in which we relinquish security control of the territory west of the River Jordan."

Just a week ago, the UN called out Israel for using Palestinian children as a human shield, torturing them, putting them in solitary confinement, and threatening sexual abuse. Their foreign minister said, "Israel must go all the way."

What the fuck are you people smoking? This is a genocide in motion. The US government wholeheartedly, 100%, with NO dissent supports it, when only 87% of the Israelis themselves support it. The House of Reps even called the attacks "unprovoked". I mean, seriously, WHAT THE FUCK?

For the record, I don't support either side shooting at each other, but it's not hard to see that this is some seriously fucked up shit on Israel's part. No person or group should engage in genocide and war crimes. Right now, Israel is doing 99% of the committing war crimes. That may have been different in the past, and it may change in the future, but it is NO EXCUSE.

about 2 months ago
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Internet Census 2012 Data Examined: Authentic, But Chaotic and Unethical

weilawei Re:I wonder (32 comments)

When you use a machine, it ceases to become idle. It incurs bandwidth and power costs. That's (one of) the unethical bits.

about 2 months ago
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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

weilawei Re:let me correct that for you. (619 comments)

That requires more than one step of logical thought. Typical reaction when attempting to apply logic to any discourse: "I don't care" (because it's too damn complicated, so who would want to tax their brain?)

about 2 months ago
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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

weilawei Re:let me correct that for you. (619 comments)

You there! With the logic! Stop doing that!

about 2 months ago

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Basecamp Stores Your Passwords in Plaintext

weilawei weilawei writes  |  more than 5 years ago

weilawei (897823) writes "Basecamp stores your password in plaintext. To see this, click on "My info" and then remove "edit" from the URL.

This opens up huge opportunities for exploits when people are away from their desk or when your password is emailed (instead of reset, as is appropriate). Not everyone uses a different password for every wesbsite."
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Secure Tunneling in OS X

weilawei weilawei writes  |  more than 6 years ago

weilawei (897823) writes "I spend a lot of time on public wifi but I don't want people sniffing my traffic. How would I tunnel all my traffic, including DNS, to a remote server (using OpenSSH) under OS X? Specific browsers (e.g., Firefox) can be forced to defer DNS resolution to the remote host, but this isn't a viable option for every application. The proxy options in System Preferences appear to leak DNS requests, so the built-in client isn't an option either."

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